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RATINGS: 1200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Winner of four World Beer Cup medals and eight medals at the Great American Beer Fest, Abbey Belgian Ale is the Mark Spitz of New Belgium’s lineup - but it didn’t start out that way. When Jeff and Kim first sampled the beer at the Lyons Folks Fest, reviews were mixed at best. One of founder Jeff’s first two Belgian style homebrews (along with Fat Tire), Abbey is a Belgian dubbel (or double) brewed with six different malts and an authentic Belgian yeast strain. Abbey is bottle-conditioned, weighs in at 7.0% alcohol by volume, and pairs well with chocolate (or boldly served by itself) for dessert.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (2160) - - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. Very malty aroma with notes of banana and caramel. Pours amber-caramel colored with a good beige head that has good retention and lacing. Rich malt flavor with some spice and caramel notes. Finishes very smooth with banana notes and a complex spicy finish. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
Hangover (1145) - oxford, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Dark brown pour with a nice and thick rocky head. Aroma is of caramel and banana. Flavor is sugary, with some chocolate and banana notes. Nice creamy body. Pretty good!

3
lees_29 (22) - - DEC 5, 2017
Winner of four World Beer Cup medals and eight medals at the Great American Beer Fest, Abbey Belgian Ale is the Mark Spitz of New Belgium’s lineup - but it didn’t start out that way. When Jeff and Kim first sampled the beer at the Lyons Folks Fest, reviews were mixed at best. One of founder Jeff’s first two Belgian style homebrews (along with Fat Tire), Abbey is a Belgian dubbel (or double) brewed with six different malts and an authentic Belgian yeast strain. Abbey is bottle-conditioned, weighs in at 7.0% alcohol by volume, and pairs well with chocolate (or boldly served by itself) for dessert. It was good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
denver4351 (14) - - NOV 28, 2017
Good attempt at a Belgium dubbel. Not much in the way of aroma, slight coffee note. Good color and palate. Overall average Dubbel Ian

4
foyle (431) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Appearance: a thin tan heads drops slowly with some mild lacing. Color is deep reddish brown. Aroma of malt, fruit, and spices. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy. Flavors of caramel malt, spice and some earthy hops. Overall an enjoyable Dubbel.

4.1
donandres (681) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - NOV 18, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017 10:20 PM
12 ounce bottle poured to tulip glass
Sight: pours dark reddish brown, dark amber, clear, small tan foam
Smell: fragrant aroma of grains
Taste: very good, well balance, low bitterness, sweet, complex flavor, a bit light
Fell: very good, slightly carbonated, good follow through and finish
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat

3.7
ryanscourt (1546) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2017
PAr for style. Toasty finish. A little burnt tasting on the back end but light chochlate notes blend nicely.

4
shawnmurphy (637) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours clear deep burgundy with a spritz of tan head and lacing. Aroma: brown sugar, cherries, dark dried fruits. Flavor: dates, figs, cherries, plums, caramelized brown sugar, hazelnuts. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, creamy, yet with a dry finish.

3.7
Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Dec 2005

Poured from bottle(room temp) a deep amber gold with a very small head that dissipated slowly leaving a fine solid layerand lots of nice lacing.

The smell is very fruity with notes of banana, plum, and a clove aroma as well. Very inviting!

The taste is a wonderful blend of the notes I mentioned in the smell all working together with sweet malt and a nice yeasty infusion that makes it so darn drinkable.

This is a very nice Belgian style dubbel that I can thoroughly recommend!

3.3
higgsbison (271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
A nice double. Strong Belgian yeast notes. Very malty and sweet. Notes of Carmel and banana. A light touch of hops in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
hauxe (969) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2017
Pours brown from the bottle and leaves a thick, creamy head. Aroma is roasted nuts, toast, hints of chocolate, cherry, a bit of spice — mostly clove. Taste is bitter, a touch sour, plenty of spice. A bit harsh. A touch of toffee sweetness to round this one out would raise it to the next level, but this is lacking entirely, leaving it feeling unrounded in places. Body is medium with a prickly carbonation. Okay, but not great.


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